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Gum disease and jawbone atrophy can cause your teeth to become loose and eventually fall out.

The field of periodontics aims to maintain the gums and jawbone so they can effectively support the teeth.

Ridgewood Dental Associates serving Ridgewood, NJ, can help you care for your oral health and treat problems when they arise.

What Periodontics Can Treat

Periodontal care is focused on identifying and treating diseases that affect the gums and other tissues that support the teeth. By focusing on prevention and early treatment, you can eliminate the need for extensive dental care in the future.

Ridgewood Dental can help patients correct a variety of periodontal issues, including:

Gum Disease

inflamed gums

If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to significant tooth loss. Treating gum disease early can allow you to avoid tooth loss and other serious issues.

Uneven Gumline

Uneven Gumline

Patients who have a "gummy" smile can have excess gum tissue removed, providing a more attractive frame for the teeth.

Gum Recession

Gum Recession

Losing gum tissue can lead to loose teeth and an increased risk of infections. Our Ridgewood, NJ, periodontist can restore your gumline with grafting. 

Understanding Periodontal Disease


Periodontal disease occurs when bacteria builds up above and below the gumline. In its earliest stages, the condition is known as gingivitis, causing symptoms like red, tender gums and bad breath. Fortunately, gingivitis can usually be reversed with a professional cleaning from a dentist and a good at-home dental care routine that includes brushing and flossing.

Advanced Periodontitis

When left untreated, gingivitis progresses into advanced periodontitis, which causes serious damage to the tissues that hold teeth in place. If you have advanced periodontitis, you may notice symptoms such as deep periodontal pockets, chronic bad breath, and loose teeth. Treatment from a periodontist is necessary to reverse this condition.

Request a Consultation with Dr. Jin Joung

Dr. Joung is our resident periodontist. For more than 20 years, he has been helping patients address both minor and severe issues affecting the gum tissue. During the early stages of gum disease, he can often reverse the condition and save your natural teeth. If your gum disease is advanced, Dr. Joung can provide treatment to manage the condition and help you achieve and maintain the best possible periodontal health. From simple solutions to surgery, Dr. Joung is prepared to meet your needs.

If you are noticing any symptoms of periodontal disease, get in touch with us today. With Dr. Joung's help, you can restore your oral health and avoid serious issues that can compromise not only your smile, but also your overall health. Request your consultation online or give our Ridgewood, NJ, office a call: 

(201) 652-2474

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Dr. Joung (right) has more than 20 years of experience in periodontics. Whether you need simple scaling and root planing or gum surgery, he can meet your needs at our office.

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Treating Gum Disease

Though our dentists will always emphasize the importance of preventing gum disease through proper daily care and regular exams, our board-certified periodontist Jin Ha Joung can provide you with treatment for active gum disease when necessary. Our solutions include:
Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a dental procedure in which all plaque and tartar are removed from above and below the gumline. The tooth roots are then smoothed to encourage the gums to reattach to the teeth, reducing periodontal pockets and allowing your teeth to be held firmly in place.

Guided Tissue Regeneration

Guided Tissue Regeneration

Guided tissue regeneration is a procedure in which our periodontist makes a flap in the gums and removes all bacteria. He then places a membrane between the gum tissue and bone. Bone tissue regenerates slower than gum tissue, so this membrane gives the bone the space and time it needs to heal. This minor surgery can help those suffering from advanced gum disease.

Restorative Dentistry Options

If you've lost teeth or needed extractions as a result of periodontal disease, our dentists can provide you with restorations to return functionality to your smile.

Dental Implants

A patient who is missing a tooth will experience jawbone atrophy as a result. Dental implants replace tooth roots to support restorations and stimulate the jawbone to prevent this bone loss. We can review your candidacy for implant dentistry and determine if it's right for you.

Dental Crowns

Our New Jersey dentists can provide patients with an implant-supported crown to replace a single tooth. This crown is shade-matched to the patient's natural teeth to blend in seamlessly with their smile, while the dental implant holds it firmly in place and aids in jawbone retention.

Dental Bridges

This dentistry solution available at our Ridgewood, NJ, practice can replace up to three missing teeth in a row. It can be supported by dental implants or crowned abutment teeth.


Our practice in Ridgewood, NJ, can create a denture to address widespread tooth loss, or even an entire arch of teeth. If periodontal disease has resulted in excessive bone loss, you may benefit from the All-on-4® technique, which can support a denture on either arch with just four implants.

Achieve a More Uniform Smile Our Periodontist Can Also Improve Aesthetics

Though the field of periodontics aims to maintain the health of the gums and jawbone, treatment can also improve aesthetics. If you have a gummy smile or an uneven gumline, our periodontist serving Ridgewood, NJ, and communities throughout Northeast New Jersey can provide you with gum contouring. This cosmetic periodontal treatment removes excess gum tissue, resulting in a brighter, more even smile.

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Brittany Garland


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Most thorough cleaning I've ever had! Made sure to explain and that I understood prior to doing any work. Very friendly staff and loved the dentist!!

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Sarah Taranto


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Truly could not be any happier with my visit to RDA! Apart from the office being both stunning and kempt, the service RDA provides is unparalleled!

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Drs. Jin Ha Joung, Mark Samani, and Min-Hee Cho.

Ridgewood Dental Associates

At Ridgewood Dental Associates in Bergen County, we pride ourselves on being able to handle virtually all of your needs in a single location. Dr. Jin Ha Joung, Dr. Mark Samani, and Dr. Min-Hee Cho are affiliated with:

  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • American Dental Association

For more information about our services, contact our office or call (201) 652-2474 today.

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